Merrimack News

Merrimack seeks oldest resident to honor with Boston Post Cane

On Feb. 24, Carsten “Bud” Hahn, the current holder of the Boston Post Cane, passed away at the age of 101. The town of Merrimack has begun the search for the oldest resident to become the new Boston Post Cane holder. The Boston Post Cane tradition started in 1909 when the Boston Post ...

Local accountant awarded ‘Excellence in the Workplace’ by Rotary Club

MERRIMACK – Danielle Christians, a staff accountant with Merrimack Tax Associates, has received the 2018 Excellence in the Workplace Award from The Rotary Club of Merrimack. This annual award goes to people in and around the Merrimack community that have displayed outstanding performance in ...

Merrimack High School’s top 10 seniors for 2018

No. 1 – Sara Wozniak After four fulfilling years at Merrimack High School, I am very pleased to say that I will be attending North Carolina State University, where I will major in engineering and minor in Chinese. This career choice has been influenced by the many amazing teachers and ...

Merrimack summer farmers market opens for the season

Ripe and juicy tomatoes locally grown along with a wide variety of other offerings produced from a community of local farmers, dairymen and craftsmen will be showcased at the upcoming Merrimack Farmers Market. The debut of this season’s summer market will take place 3-6 p.m., on Wednesday, ...

Into the woods

HOLLIS – Children have always known that woodlands are full of enchantment. Adults can feel some of that magic on Wednesday mornings, during one of the wildflower hikes offered seasonally by Beaver Brook Nature Center. The nonprofit conservation and nature education center has more than ...

Village District flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15: Back River Road, Belmont Drive, Blair Road, Bradford Drive, Brenda Lane, Brewster Street, Cabot Road, Canterbury Way, Cathy Street, Constance ...

Girl Scouts honor Merrimack woman

REGION – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) is delighted to recognize Merrimack resident Doreen Rolls, as a nominee for its Volunteer of the Month program. In celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Month, Girl Scout volunteers receive recognition for their powerful and ...

NH Food Bank, Citizens Bank campaign to fight hunger

REGION – The New Hampshire Food Bank believes nothing could be the answer. Together with Gov. Chris Sununu and Citizens Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, launched the 2018 Nothing Campaign recently at Market Basket in Londonderry. The statewide ...

Volunteers needed to report reptile, amphibian sightings

CONCORD – While you’re outdoors spending time in New Hampshire’s woods and wetlands this year, keep an eye out for reptiles and amphibians. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department collects information on these sightings to help monitor the state’s reptile and amphibian ...

Lions Club assists in park cleanup

Merrimack Lions Club joined approximately 250 town members for the “Park Clean-up Earth Day” celebration, on Sunday, April 22, to do whatever was needed to help clean up the town parks. The team included six dedicated workers, including Benjamin Richard, and former Leo member and a student ...

MHS third quarter honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Rhylee Ashford, Chiara Bartunek, Daniel Best, Arianna Brisson, Vitalia Brock, Jacob Bunis, Dylan Callahan, Anthony Chinnici, Andrew Coco, Abbigail Cote, Lilli Dabilis, ...

Merrimack Middle School 3Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack Middle School has announced its honors roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: George Benoit, Emma Berkeley, Ainsley Bone, Tawan Burger, Owen Clever, Aubrie Connelly, Ross Corman-O’Reilly, Lucy Cote, Kendyl Crawford, Sophia Desilets, Kailey ...

Merrimack Chamber of Commerce young at 90 years

By LORETTA JACKSON For The Merrimack Journal The gathering that celebrated the founding of the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce by seven local businessmen in January of 1928 was hosted recently at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua. The crowd mostly donned business apparel for the event. ...

Recycled Percussion visits Thorntons Ferry

MERRIMACK- Justin Spencer has played with his band Recycled Percussion on national television and in front of sold out shows all over the world, but he still makes a point to play for some of his most dedicated fans: school children. Spencer joined 550 elementary school students and their ...

Merrimack hotel staff raise money for health care facility

WILTON – The employees at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Merrimack, a Roedel Companies property, have a good reason for dressing down each Friday and it has nothing to do with going casual. The staff runs an annual Dress Down Fridays campaign to raise money for different charities. ...

Garden club hosts talk on raised beds

Grow It Green contributor, agricultural resource and UNH Cooperative Extension educator, Margaret Hagen will be presenting a program on “Raised Vegetable and Herb Garden Beds,” to the Merrimack Garden Club on Tuesday, April 24, at St. James Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and ...

Fish and Game: Take down bird feeders this spring

CONCORD – As the winter season winds down and spring approaches, it is important to recognize that bears will become increasingly active throughout the state. Officials are asking the New Hampshire public to be both proactive and responsible and remove bird feeders and secure other backyard ...

MHS announces 2Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack High has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Samuel Agnew, Rhylee Ashford, Robert Bevill, Victoria Bevill, Arianna Brisson, Vitalia Brock, Jacob Bunis, Matthew Chamberlain, Anthony Chinnici, Abbigail Cote, Paige ...

World of wheels

AMHERST – Bicycles are so common we forget they weren’t always here and that the history of two-wheeled, human-powered transportation is long and complicated. Zip Zamarchi, from Eliot, Maine, was in Amherst recently to talk about bicycles and display some of his collection of antique ...

Armchair travel series ongoing at Merrimack library

Merrimack Public Library Adult Services Associate Michele Ricca, left, admires an embroidered tryptich depicting iconic white elephants of Thailand, an artwork shared here by Pim Houlihan, a local for 17 years and a native of Thailand. Houlihan offered on Tuesday, March 27, a presentation about ...